The Frazier Mountain Communities—Frazier Park, Piñon Pines, Lebec, Gorman, Lake of the Woods, Cuddy Valley, Lockwood Valley, Neenach and Pine Mountain Club, CA (Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 6 p.m.)—Entries can be submitted to the Mountain Youth Photo Contest until March 2, 2018. The full details and instructions are on the contest submission form.
Young people ages 6 to 18 years are encouraged to explore their worlds through photographs, and to share them with others. The photo contest includes an awards ceremony and display of all entries at the Frazier Park Library March 24 at 5 p.m. Cash prizes are sponsored by Friends of the Frazier Park Library. Photographers can win up to $160 in cash prizes from the contest, plus have a chance to sell their photos and keep all the proceeds at a special Artworks Community Gallery event.
Entering also includes a special display of your work and a pizza party at the Artworks Community Gallery in Pine Mountain Village, at which the public is invited to buy the photos for $20 each. The gallery takes the orders and takes care of making as many copies of each photo as are sold, but the young photographers receive all the funds from the sales.
This is an annual event now entering its fifth year that includes the donations of funds from the Friends of the Frazier Park Library; donation of gallery display talent, labor and financial subsidy by Artworks Community Gallery; donation of hours of mentoring and volunteer judging by professional photographers; participation by organizations like the Tejon Ranch Conservancy when photo safaris are coordinated; donation of publicity and financial subsidy from The Mountain Enterprise and The New Mountain Pioneer; plus involvement of wonderful art teachers and administrators from Mountain Community schools and organizations such as Focus Central.
This annual contest is an act of love for our Mountain Community youth and a celebration of the joy of sharing creativity. Congratulations to all the young people who participate, the families who support them in their goals, and the members of the community who make this annual event possible.
This is part of the January 5, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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